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Couple offers warm Doctors’ Day tribute to Dr. Donald Hackbarth

March 21 - Donald A. Hackbarth, Jr., MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery, was honored by several patients and families of patients as part of the national Doctors’ Day 2016 campaign. One couple, Pete and Becky Fleischman of Neenah, WI, had wonderful things to say about their experience with Dr. Hackbarth that they were eager to share.

Patient offers Doctors’ Day tribute to Dr. Sumi Jones

March 16 - Dr. Sumi Jones, a staff physician at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Tosa Health Center, was honored by several of her patients as part of the national Doctors’ Day 2016 campaign. One of the patients who honored her was Maria D. Silen of Milwaukee, who had wonderful things to say about Dr. Jones.

National Doctors’ Day on March 30 offers chance to honor our physicians

March 10 - In honor of National Doctors’ Day, which is celebrated March 30, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Office of Development and the Froedtert Hospital Foundation invite individuals to “Honor a Doctor” by making a donation to MCW or the Froedtert Hospital Foundation in the name of a deserving physician. The physician your donation honors will receive a letter alerting him or her and their name will be listed on a special Doctors’ Day recognition page.

Patient, physician, researchers work together to solve AVM mysteries

Jan. 24 - Sixteen years ago, Kelleigh Gustafson was diagnosed with rare and massive arteriovenous malformation (AVM) on the right side of her head and neck that affect her sensory organs, trachea, esophagus, brain and heart.

Join the Froedtert & MCW Team at the Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Run/Walk on Feb. 11

Jan. 18 - The 21st annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center, 10602 Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. The event supports heart research at the internationally recognized Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where more than 170 faculty physicians and research scientists study the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease.

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament on Feb. 25 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Jan. 16 - The ninth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, at Sussex Bowl. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research.

Big-league gift from Dr. Paul Jacobs

Jan. 5 - Two unlikely turns in life led to happy surprises and life-altering detours for Paul A. Jacobs, MD. As a devoted Dodgers baseball fan growing up on the schoolyard ball diamonds of Brooklyn, he couldn't have imagined he would switch his allegiance and work for a major league franchise in Milwaukee.

Dine at Saz’s on Jan. 5 and you’ll be supporting MCW cardiovascular research

Jan. 4 - Everyone who dines at Saz's State House on Thursday, Jan. 5, will have a portion of their bill donated to the Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk, which supports heart research at the MCW Cardiovascular Center.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 10, 1976

Dec. 9 - Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., (MACC Fund) the Medical College of Wisconsin’s largest donor, was created on Dec. 10, 1976, the night recognizing the retirement of its founder, Milwaukee Bucks basketball player Jon McGlocklin.

MACC Fund offers many ways to support pediatric cancer research this holiday season

Dec. 9 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), MCW’s largest donor, is selling TODAY’S TMJ4 MACC*STAR ornaments to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research.

Gray Matter “Matters”

Nov. 28 - Sharon Kailas wants to make a difference. In some fashion, and in some manner, she wants to help others. And when she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2012, that strong desire didn’t go away. All it did was take a slight detour. Learn more about Sharon’s journey in the Fall 2016 issue of MCW Magazine.

Women in Science series honors MCW researchers at Oct. 27 event

Oct. 3 - Four Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) female researchers will be honored at MCW’s annual Women in Science Awards Luncheon on Oct. 27. The luncheon, held at MCW, is the final event in the 10th annual Women in Science series. This year, the 10th anniversary awards celebration includes two $10,000 research awards to established scientists and two $1,000 research awards to outstanding women postdoctoral researchers.

MCW Dream Team participates in annual Ridin’ to a Cure Motorcycle Rally

Oct. 3 - On Saturday, Sept. 24, a team from MCW participated in the 22nd annual “Ridin’ to a Cure,” sponsored by Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter. Proceeds from this event benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Get Your Rear in Gear® Run/Walk on Oct. 8 to benefit colon cancer

Sept. 29 - The Get Your Rear in Gear® 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk and Kids' Fun Run for colon cancer will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Rotary Performance Pavilion in Wauwatosa.

Dr. Walter Zeit's Legacy Continues to Make an Impact

Sept. 22 - Nearly a century later, the legacy left by former associate dean Walter Zeit, PhD '39, remains vibrant today as it continues to enhance the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Zeit matriculated at the Marquette University School of Medicine (MCW's predecessor) in 1920 and joined the anatomy department as a student assistant in 1921.

Strikes for Sue bowling event on Oct. 16 to honor Sue Ristow, benefit MCW Cancer Center

Sept. 19 - “Strikes for Sue,” a new bowling fundraiser organized by friends and colleagues of Sue Ristow Zewiske, a beloved and long-time MCW employee who lost her battle with cancer in 2014, will take place Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Root River Center in Franklin.

Join Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd on Bradley Center court to ‘Shoot Down Cancer’

Sept. 15 - The Milwaukee Bucks and their community partners at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network are teaming up with the American Cancer Society to host a one-of-a-kind fundraising experience at the team’s inaugural “Shoot Down Cancer” event. Bucks fans of all ages are invited to join Head Coach Jason Kidd on the BMO Harris Bradley Center court on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1-4 p.m. and show off their shooting skills while raising funds to support cancer research.

Chasing Chad to host Casino Night Gala to benefit brain tumor research at MCW

Sept. 13 - Chasing Chad is hosting its third annual Casino Night Gala on Friday, Sept. 30, to benefit brain tumor research at MCW. This fund raiser will feature casino games, music, a silent auction and raffle, hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, and a special signature cocktail. Doors to the event, which will be held at SURG on Water in Milwaukee, will open at 6:30 p.m. Casino games will begin at 7 p.m. Cocktail attire is suggested.

Tickets to Brewers “Give Back Game” on Sept. 25 to benefit MACC Fund

Sept. 9 - Proceeds from tickets purchased for the Milwaukee Brewers Give Back Game on Sunday, Sept. 25, will be distributed to four charities in the Milwaukee area, including the MACC Fund, MCW’s largest donor. Tickets to the game can be obtained for a donation to one of the charities, and the more donations given in honor of the MACC Fund, the more proceeds the MACC Fund will receive. They even have a chance to win a $50,000 bonus from the Brewers if they generate the most donations.

Ridin’ to a Cure Motorcycle Rally to take place Sept. 23 & 24

Sept. 7 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 22nd annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Sept. 23 and 24 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Cancer survivors to show their style at WBCS ‘Pinktacular’ luncheon Oct. 6

Sept. 6 - Men and women who have survived a breast cancer or prostate cancer diagnosis will be the models at the annual Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse “Pinktacular” Luncheon and Fashion Show on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Italian Community Center.

Connor's Run 2016 on Sept. 11 to benefit MCW brain cancer research

Sept. 6 - Connor's Run 2016 - Wauwatosa Shadow Run, a 5K fun run/walk through Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa, will take place Sunday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is sponsored by Robert Connor Dawes Foundation, which was founded in memory of Robert Connor Dawes, who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2013 at age 18. Proceeds from the event will support brain cancer research at MCW.

Dr. John Beaumier provides gift to honor 27 deceased classmates

Aug. 31 - John Beaumier, MD '57, was raised in an era when, for many folks, a handshake and a verbal agreement were as good as a signed contract. That's why the retired orthopaedic surgeon had no problem making a sizeable contribution over the telephone to the Class of 1957 Endowment Fund at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Reserve your spot! Women in Science presentation on Sept. 20 to feature Dr. Carol Williams

Aug. 29 - The 10th annual Women in Science Series will host its next presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and feature Carol Williams, PhD who will speak on Breast Cancer: Updates on Research Efforts to Develop New Treatments. The event includes a luncheon at the Wisconsin Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register today!

Honorary Alumnus: William Schultz, MS

Honorary Alumnus: William Schultz, MS

Win ticket package for 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills

Aug. 10 - Raffle tickets are now being sold for a chance to win a ticket package for the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills Gold Golf Course in Erin, WI. The drawing will be held on Aug. 22 at the 2016 LPGA Pro Am Golf Tournament dinner held at the Wisconsin Country Club.

CVC Golf Challenge a big success!

Aug. 9 - The 18th annual CVC Golf Challenge was held Aug. 1 at Chenequa Country Club, and preliminary results show the outing raised more than $91,000 to support Cardiovascular Center (CVC) research. Over the past 18 years, the event has raised more than $1.4 million.

Triumph Fund Dinner at Wisconsin Club to Benefit Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

Aug. 3 - The Triumph Fund is hosting a dinner, “Honoring the Lorax IV,” to support Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office on Sunday, August 14, at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee.

Rock Cancer Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20 to benefit MCW cancer research

July 25 - The 8th Rock Cancer Music Festival, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 20, at Doyle Park in Little Chute. Proceeds from the event support cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Walk, run or fund the July 22 Relay for Life of Wauwatosa Event To Fight Cancer

July 11 - The American Cancer Society — a major funder of Medical College of Wisconsin research — will hold its Relay For Life of Wauwatosa on July 22. The Friday evening event will be held next to the regional medical complex at Wisconsin Lutheran College. The MCW Cancer Center team seeks participants and donors. Individuals may sign up or contribute on the Relay For Life MCW Team page.

Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing on July 16 to benefit MCW Cancer Research

June 22 - The 23rd annual Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 16, at the Camelot Country Club in Lomira, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Reserve your spot! Women in Science presentation on June 29 to feature Dr. Aoy Mitchell

June 22 - The next event in the 10th annual Women in Science series will be held Wednesday, June 29, and feature Aoy Mitchell, PhD, associate professor of surgery (pediatric cardiothoracic). She will present on Genetic Research in Congenital Heart Disease: Understanding the Cause, Finding Treatments. The event includes a luncheon at the Wisconsin Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register today!

Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride a huge success

June 14 - The Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride for cardiovascular research was held Saturday, June 11. Despite the high temps of 90 degrees, almost 200 riders and approximately 120 bikes showed up for the ride, which organizers anticipate is the best turnout in the eight-year history of the event.

J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing on July 9 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

June 9 - The 24th annual J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 9, at the Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford, Wisconsin, with a shotgun start at noon. Proceeds from the event will support brain tumor research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Chasing Chad Brewers game and tailgate on June 25 to benefit brain tumor research at MCW

June 8 - Chasing Chad is hosting its 7th annual “Bords Bash” Brewers baseball game and tailgate event on Saturday, June 25. This fundraiser includes a tailgate and admission to the Milwaukee Brewers/ Washington Nationals baseball game at Miller Park.

Walk to Break the Sickle Cycle on June 19 to benefit Froedtert Adult Sickle Cell Clinic

June 1 - Walk to Break the Sickle Cycle, a community event to raise awareness for Sickle Cell Disease and support those who battle it, will take place Sunday, June 19, starting at the Green Bay Avenue School, 3872 N. 8th Street, Milwaukee.

Attention all motorcycle riders!

June 1 - You are invited to participate on a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin team for the Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, June 11 to benefit the Cardiovascular Center. The team will gather at the MCW Visitor's Lot at 9 a.m. and depart together at 9:30 a.m., guided by a team captain to the start line at Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson in Thiensville.

WBCS Raise a Glass to Hope Gala provides a premier showing of WBCS Showhouse for a Cure

May 19 - The Raise a Glass to Hope Gala, a fundraiser for the 2016 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Saturday, June 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at this year’s Showhouse, 3943 N. Sawyer Rd. in Oconomowoc.

Enjoy the historic beauty of the 2016 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure

May 19 - The 2016 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse (WBCS) for a Cure is an exquisite 8,400 square-foot home located on the eastern shore of Oconomowoc Lake at 3943 N. Sawyer Road in Oconomowoc Lake, Wisconsin.

WBCS Walk/Run on June 4 to benefit MCW breast cancer and prostate cancer research

May 19 - Hope Springs Eternal: WBCS Race for Research at MCW is a 5K run and 2K walk scheduled for Saturday, June 4, in Milwaukee’s beautiful Lake Park. All proceeds from the event, now in its fourth year, go to WBCS, Inc., which supports breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Silent auction at Bead&Button Show to benefit MCW breast cancer research

May 19 - The Bead&Button Show, the country’s largest consumer bead show, takes place June 3– 13, 2016 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. The show will feature the Bead Artists Against Breast Cancer, a silent auction of beads, jewelry, books, and supplies, with 100% of the proceeds donated to breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Sam Memorial Golf Outing on June 25 to benefit pediatric cancer research at MCW

May 16 - The 15th annual Sam Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, at the Kettle Hills Golf Course, 3375 WI-167 in Richfield. This tournament is held in memory of Sam Beres, who lost his battle with leukemia in April 2000, at the age of six.

Last day to register: Team participants wanted for Froedtert & MCW Ann’s Hope Foundation 5k run/walk

Apr. 8 - Join our team for the Ann’s Hope Foundation 12th annual Block Melanoma 5k Run and 3K Walk on May 15. Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network is a proud sponsor of the annual Block Melanoma run/walk.

Eye Institute proudly supports Wisconsin VisionWalk 2016

May 9 - For the sixth year in a row, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute will proudly support the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) by sponsoring and participating in the FFB VisionWalk. This free 5K walk, on Sunday, May 22 in Milwaukee’s Veteran’s Park, is the signature fundraising event for the foundation and has helped FFB raise more than $39 million to fund sight-saving research since its inception in 2006.

Laura’s Smile Mile Run/Walk on June 4 to benefit MCW ovarian cancer research

May 3 - Laura’s Smile Mile, a 5K run and two-mile walk to benefit ovarian cancer research, will take place Saturday, June 4, at Veteran’s Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. In addition to the run and walk, the morning includes a variety of fun activities for the entire family. It is sponsored by Laura’s Smile Foundation, which was founded in 2006 to honor Laura David, a vibrant young woman who lost her life to ovarian cancer at age 30.

Lucky Lanes to host 3rd annual bowling fundraiser for WBCS on April 23

Apr. 8 - The third annual Lucky Lanes Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse (WBCS) Bowling Fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 23, at Lucky Lanes, 5014 W. Howard Ave. in Milwaukee.

Wearable Art Show in Cedarburg to benefit MCW breast cancer research

Apr. 8 - The annual Wearable Art Show Weekend, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held April 15 and 16 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment.

Reserve your spot! Women in Science presentation on April 7 to feature Cathy Jacobson

Mar. 30 - The 10th annual Women in Science Series kicks off Thursday, April 7, with a presentation by Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health, who will provide a Healthcare State of the Union.

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